Off-Season Begins

Hello all 1,426 LOYAL Bills fans!

First off, I want to thank member Bruce Caufield for opening up Tracks Bar & Grill for our New Year’s Eve Party! We had a great night that carried into the next morning! I also want to thank Kevin Smith for organizing one hell of a tailgate! We had over 100 Bills fans there on New Year’s morning, and was by far the biggest tailgate party in lot C. The mimosas were the biggest hit, as they were gone in the same amount of time it took Kelly Holcomb to throw a pass for a loss to Damien Shelton. We also raised $250 (after costs) to pay for next year’s web/email expenses, thanks to all that contributed! It was a great New Year’s Weekend, and I hope everybody had a great time!

Many news sources in Western New York are reporting that Tom Donahoe is as good as fired (woo-hoo!) as general manager of the Buffalo Bills. Will Mike Mularkey be next? Could the Bills hand the reigns over to former Bill (and coach of the Saints) Jim Haslett? Will Tom Donahoe’s twin, Tom Modrak, be named GM? Will Marv Levy be a part of the rebuilding process as rumored? One of our members saw Ralph Wilson after the game and said he looked “livid.” Be sure to check www.BillsDaily.com for up to date news coverage for what is sure to be an exciting off-season! Also, feel free to discuss the off-season with your fellow members on our message board.

The good news is that the Bills have the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, which will allow us to take a stud offensive/defensive lineman and not be pressured into taking a QB/RB (or a PUNTER if Donahoe was picking) and paying twice the cash. On top of that, we have a high 3rd round pick from Tennessee (thank you Travis Henry!) to give us four picks on the first day of the draft! What this all means is that NYCBBB will be able to throw an awesome 5th Annual Draft Party in April! Details to come…

As in past years, we’ll send out emails about important breaking news regarding our beloved Buffalo Bills. We’ll also send out a questionnaire for some feedback about the 2005 NYCBBB season so we know what to work on this off-season, and we also have some other great stuff in mind as well.

Until then, Matt S., Kevin, Ryan, Anna, Phil, Michelle and I hope you all enjoyed watching the Bills with NYCBBB at Calico Jack’s and McFadden’s. Hopefully, we’ll have a playoff team to root for in the near future!

GO BILLS!!!!!!!!

— Matt “talkin’ proud and there’s always next year” Kabel

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